NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A study appearing online today in Cell Host & Microbe suggests most Liberian Ebola virus infections can be traced back to a form of the virus transmitted from Sierra Leone.

Researchers from the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and elsewhere did whole-genome sequencing on 140 Ebola virus isolates collected during a second wave of Ebola virus outbreak in Liberia, which began around May 2014.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

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